Uncles and Baseball
This is the sports section of a 1940 Marietta Daily Journal.
I have three uncles, in the pictures. They are all on the Hunter side, therefore, all brothers.
The 3rd from the left on the first row is Doug Hunter, who almost went professional.
The 2nd from the right onthe first row is Stanley Hunter, who was also a very good sportsman, in baseball and football.
On the 2nd row, the first guy on the left, is Dick Hunter, the youngest of the Hunter brothers. I wonder why he isn't in uniform? Too young? Was he the bat boy? After his Navy time and years at Lockheed Planning Department he went on to become Mayor of Marietta.
The next man standing to Dick is the manager, Al Bishop. Al later became manager of the Larry Bell sports park compex. He seemed to have materialized when all us kids were on the verge of trouble. Now, there is a sporting complex named after him, out near County Farm Road.
This was summer of 1940. About a year a and a half before the U.S.A. found itself in war, which included these baseball players.